Do you dread speaking in group discussions, or find that criticism leaves you feeling low?

Does your low-self esteem hold you back?

There are steps you can take to improve your confidence levels and turn these situations around.

How we feel about our ability to perform certain tasks or roles is not static. It changes on a day-to-day basis. Some days, our confidence soars and other times it hits the floor. This can have a big impact on our ability to do our jobs well and it may also affect our personal lives and relationships.

Whether it is having the confidence to deliver that all-important presentation or being able to speak up when you have something to say, you can learn how to address the issues that are causing this lack of confidence.

Confidence is a state of mind
There is no rulebook to help you learn how to become more confident. However, there are ways that you can improve your confidence levels.

Think positive
Confidence is all about the way you feel. So if you feel that you can’t complete a task or get promoted into a new role then the first step is ask yourself why and then take the necessary steps to address it.

Feeling unprepared
If you are doing something for the first time, you may lack some of the knowledge needed to complete it correctly. There is a high probability that you will make a mistake and this can dent your confidence. It is important to understand what you need to do to deal with that mistake and turn it around.

This is where preparation is key. Instead of fearing the unknown, gain as much information as you can about the job at hand. This will make you better placed to be able to complete it. Do some research, ask others for help or advice, and learn from other people’s experience. This will give you the knowledge and insight to help solve any problems that could arise.

Believe in your own ability, skills and experience
Positivity goes a long way to improving levels of confidence. Understand your strengths and weaknesses; feel confident about the areas you know you excel in and develop the areas where you are weaker.

Confidence is contagious
When you are fully prepared for a situation and have the knowledge and the skills to do it well, you will radiate confidence. As a result of this your charisma will soar.

Having confidence, or the ability to appear confident is massively appealing. It can make other people feel more confident too.

If you would like to improve your confidence through counselling then please contact us.

If you would like to improve your charisma, then consider our Charisma Masterclass. This free webinar takes place on August 24th, from 7-8pm. Click here to book on.